Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Crafting with Penny

My daughter, Penny, has been a fan of paper crafting ever since she could reach the scraps on my craft table. Even before that, she would dig through my recycling bin to look at the fun patterned papers. At age 2, I gave her a pair of kids scissors to try. I soon had teeny tiny pieces of paper covering the craft room floor. When she could figure out how to use a small tape runner, around age 2 1/2, she was making cards on her own. 
Now Penny is 6 years old. She still loves to craft. She's even come up with her own Two-Handed Painting Style and Paint-Splattering Technique. You can see both of her methods in Sandy Allnock's videos.
I thought it would be fun to record Penny and me making cards together. We used the same sketch and 6x6 paper pad. I realize the video is rather long. But, as a scrapbooker, it's a preserved memory of my daughter and me crafting together. Time goes by so quickly and before I know it, Penny will be off to college. 

Paper - Carta Bella - True Friends
Stamps - The Stamps of Life
Camera die cuts - The Stamps of Life
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Ranger, Close to My Heart
Glitter pen - Wink of Stella
Bling - from stash

Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched circle die cut - My Favorite Things
Circle die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Ranger
Colored pencils - Crayola

I love the sweet drawing Penny did on the inside of her card. 

Here's the Sweet Sunday sketch, with my measurements, for those interested.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*Card sketch image used with permission.


  1. The video of you and Penny card making together is priceless Kristie! I'm so glad you shared this video of the two of you. I am hoping to have some of my granddaughters start making cards with me one day. Penny's card is simply adorable and I love the card you made too, such fabulous papers. Keep card making together!!! Hugs, Brenda

    1. Thank you, Brenda! Crafting time with my daughter is my favorite and I cherish every moment of it. I hope you will get to enjoy crafty time with your granddaughters.

  2. Absolutely amazing! You've inspired me to have my 5 year old son make cards with me. Love, love, love it. Thank you for sharing what you do.

    1. Thank you, Susan! Yes, I highly recommend you start crafting with your son. It's so fun to watch how uninhibited kids are in their creativity.

  3. This is the most precious video ever and it makes me miss my 6 year old! She's 24 now and I'm off for a girl's weekend with her next weekend and you know some crafting will be done! We don't work on the same projects anymore (I'm a stamper, she's a stitcher) but we will work side by side and enjoy each other's company. I know you'll treasure this video even more as she gets older. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Thank you, Kristi! I sure hope my daughter will still be crafting my by side when she's 24. How wonderful that you have that special bond with your own daughter. Have a wonderful girl's weekend together!